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The Two-Year Anniversary of Jim's Landmark LGBTQ Equality Bill

April 25 marks the two-year anniversary of the passing of Jim's LGBTQ Equality Bill, which made Philadelphia the largest city to offer its LGBTQ residents some of the broadest protections.

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Jim Receives Endorsement from Penn Democrats

This week, Jim was proud to receive the endorsement of the University of Pennsylvania Democrats. Back in February, Jim had a great time speaking to the bright, young scholars and answering their inquiries about the future of Philadelphia and what citizens could expect from a Kenney administration.

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On Earth Day, Environmental Groups Back Jim!

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of PA, PennEnvironment, and the Sierra Club call on members and environmentalists to support Jim for mayor.

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Meet Jim

A lifelong city resident, Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four in a South Philadelphia rowhouse neighborhood. His father, a firefighter, and his mother, a homemaker, worked second jobs at The Inquirer and The Spectrum to put Jim and his four siblings through parochial school. In high school, Jim delivered the paper in the morning and washed dishes after school as a member of Local 274, earning his first union card at 17. After graduating from St. Joe's Prep, Jim worked his way through La Salle University and became the first in his family to graduate from college.

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